Thursday, January 29, 2009

Straw Bale Houses go Public - at Last

News that a local authority is to build Britian's first social housing out of straw bales is good news as it marks, perhaps, the beginning of the end of this proven technology being left out to pasture (boom, boom).

Modern straw bale houses have been in existence for decades and represent a viable form of low cost, low impact and sustainable housing - in an indstry that desperately needs to move beyond lagging and double glazing if it is to contribute significantly to reducing greenouse gases.

Sadly, the emergence of straw bale housing into the mainstream in the UK has been painfully slow. In case you want a go, here's a helpful video from America.

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